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MR. COLLIER'S LETTER RACKS: A TALE OF ART & ILLUSION AT THE THRESHOLD OF THE MODERN INFORMATION AGE. Dror Wahrman. Oxford University Press, 2012. 284 pp. with 110 ills. (94 col.). 25 x 16 cm. LC 2011-42929 ISBN 9780199738861 In English.
Illuminates the significance of newly identified "secret messages" embedded in the trompe l'oeil canvases of relatively obscure Dutch still-life painter Edward Collier (1642-1708), who filled his illusionistic compositions with intricate allusions, private jokes and enigmatic objects that warningly reference the explosive proliferation of inexpensive printed materials (including newspapers, pamphlets and artistic prints) that took place during his lifetime.
Artist(s):Collier, Edward
Indexing: Western, Europe — Great Britain, Netherlands — 1600-1800 — Painting — Trompe l'oeil
Plans: 71
Worldwide Number: 148342
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